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Cross-section of Lineartronic CVT

Questionable Reliability in Lineartronic CVTs

Once praised for its design, Subaru’s CVT is showing problems aging ranging from jerks and shudders, to hestiations and stalls. The issues have forced Subaru to extend their CVT warranty.

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Subaru Outback headlights 3/4 view

Why Do Legacy and Outback Headlights Burn Out So Fast?

Headlight bulbs in the Outback and Legacy have a notoriously short life. Is it a problem with the bulb? Or is there a deeper electrical problem at work?

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A Subaru engine

Excessive Oil Consumption

Subaru wants you to know that adding a quart of oil to your new engine every 1,000-1,200 miles is perfectly normal. It’s not.

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Deployed airbag

Subaru's Takata Recalls

Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 milli...

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Subaru marketing image of EyeSight system

EyeSight Problems

The commercial says ‘it’s like having an extra set of eyes on the road.’ Sure, sleepy, tired and closed eyes.

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Clean head gaskets

Blown Head Gaskets

You know it’s going to happen. It’s just a Subaru-fact-o-life. But why do these engines inevitably all need gasket replacements?

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Undercarriage view of a massively rusted out Subaru

Subaru Cars Turn to Rust Buckets

OK, maybe it’s not fair to pick on cold-weather vehicles for having corrosion problems, but the problem is much deeper than rotted bod...

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